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We are ready for floods:DGPDMA Mujahid Sherdil

LAHORE:Director General Provincial Disaster & Management Authority Mujahid Sherdil has said that arrangements have been finalized for coping with any emergency situation arising from floods in the province and seven cities have been directly linked with civilian wireless system for acquiring latest information. He said that fortification of all spurs and embankments is being carried out while relief camps have been identified for providing immediate relief to the flood victims. He said that setting up of modern prefabricated storage in eight districts of the province will also be completed under world food programme in eight districts before the onset of monsoon.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding flood arrangements, here today. Senior officers of various departments were also present on the occasion. Mujahid Sherdil said that arrangements have been completed for coping with the threat of possible floods due to climatic changes. He said that disaster response force has been alerted in all districts for dealing with any emergency situation. He said that disaster response force has a fleet of modern boats which can be utilized in case of need. He said that relief camps have been identified for the victims of floods. He said that Command, Control and Communication (3-C) Center established in PDMA building has been linked with wireless network with seven districts including Mianwali, Multan, Muzaffargarh, DG Khan, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Sialkot for immediate exchange of information. He said that prefabricated storage system has been set up in Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, DG Khan, Gujrat, Mianwali and Rawalpindi districts which are cut off from other areas during floods. He said that upto 350 metric tons edibles can be stored at prefabricated storage. Mujahid Sherdil further said that the process of fortification of spurs and embankments is being closely monitored in the province.

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